|Published:||Apr 25, 2011 11:36 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 25, 2011 8:14 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla - On Monday there were more concerns about Cape Coral's fire trucks.
County workers discovered a pressure surge valve was not working on a truck they were inspecting.
The valve protects fire fighters from pressure surges when using a fire hose.
This now brings the number to eight fire trucks that have mechanical issues.
An investigation revealed city employees were not properly inspecting the rescue vehicles.
Cape City Councilmember Bill Deile tells WINK News he's concerned about the number of fire trucks that have problems because of poor maintenance.
One truck hadn't had an oil change in three years.
Another had 36,000 miles on it and already had 80 tire changes.
"That's extremely disturbing. You are putting fire personnel at risk and the public at risk," said Cape Mayor John Sullivan.
Mayor Sullivan says the lack of maintenance and oversight is appalling.
On Friday WINK News told you two city employees and a supervisor were re-assigned for not inspecting the vehicles properly.
A city spokesperson says as of now there's no plans for any further disciplinary action.
Their main focus is to get the trucks repaired and properly maintained.
Councilmember Bill Deile believes the workers should be disciplined.
"There should be some consequences to their actions," he said.
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